Change File Name (revisit)

Djm3006Djm3006 Major grinsSteamboat Springs, ColoradoPosts: 165Registered Users Major grins

I know that you can't change the file name from within Smugmug, will this change in the Near future?
Uploading from iPhone to SM, then having to download again just to change the file name is a lot of work you don't have to do, I do. I have seen a lot of requests for this over time.

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  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,442Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    Are there reasons you need to be able to change the filename?

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
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  • Djm3006Djm3006 Major grins Steamboat Springs, ColoradoPosts: 165Registered Users Major grins

    Morning @leftquark
    I fine your Answer a little condescending,
    SEO optimization comes to mind, a file name relevant to the photo would be better then a file name e.g IMG_1234.

  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,442Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
    edited April 27, 2017

    My apologies - I was not trying to be. As a small business we have to make tough choices on what we devote our engineering resources to and we go through a rigorous process of understanding the customer problems and identifying its impact. I wanted to understand the problem so we could assess where it falls on the priority queue for ya!

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
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  • nonaxoxoxnonaxoxox CaliforniaPosts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 22, 2019
    Hi - as of Feb 2019 I still cannot find a way to change file names in SmugMug. This causes the plugin with Lightroom to fail when attempting to import photos where the file names have someone become deleted on the Smugmug side. Currently I have to download an entire gallery, run it through a naming utility (I like "Rename Expert" out of the UK), re-upload and then delete the duplicate images. This is taking a veeeeeerrrrrryyyyyy looooooonnnnngggg time. Embeddng renaming capabilities would go a long way in making the Smugmug/LR integration user friendly. Please move it up to high priority! Thank you!
  • mrneutronmrneutron Support Hero Posts: 214Registered Users Major grins

    I don't understand.
    This causes the plugin with Lightroom to fail when attempting to import photos where the file names have someone become deleted on the Smugmug side

    Filenames can't be change on SmugMug so what do you mean by 'filenames have someone become deleted on the SmugMug side'? That should not happen.

    You can rename images in the LR catalog, then mark them for republishing and then publish. The files will then have the new filename.

    Please explain in detail so we can see where the problem may be.

    Andy K
    SmugMug Support Hero
    help.smugmug.com
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